High School Equivalency

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The GED test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The four subjects are Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning through Language Arts. After you pass the GED test, your diploma or credential will be issued by your state but you’ll receive a GED transcript to apply to college, start training, or obtain better employment.


GED Exam Breakdown

Reasoning through Language Arts (150 Minutes)

Three Parts:

  • Part 1 ~ 30 minutes, *15 questions
  • Part 2 ~ 45 minutes, 1 Extended Response
  • Part 3 ~ 65 minutes, *35 questions

Math (90 Minutes)

  • First *5 questions without calculator
  • *40 questions with calculator

Science (90 Minutes)

  • *36 questions
  • *2 Short Answer Items (10 Minutes Each)

Social Studies (90 Minutes)

  • *35 questions
  • *1 Extended Response (25 Minutes)

*Number of questions is approximate


GED/Practice Exams- Free Practice Test

Access the free practice test today and get a preview of the content and technology that are part of the 2014 GED® test.


  • Preview and practice with the content and technology that are part of the 2014 GED® test.
  • Review the “answer explanation” on each question to confirm the correct answer and see explanations for why the other options were incorrect.
  • Use the Companion Guide to understand which standards-based skill is being assessed in the questions on the free practice test.



GED/ Availability

Appointments can be scheduled during normal hours of operation. These are listed below:

Spring & Fall Semesters
Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

Summer Session
Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday – Sunday: CLOSED

**No same day appointments available.

Scheduling Your GED Exam

In order to sign up for the GED exam all testers must register at www.GED.com. (Please make sure to follow this link or type it in exactly as appears; there are multiple GED sites). If you do not have internet access, you may come by the Taft College Testing Center in person to sign up.


GED Results & Certificates

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Retaking the GED

If you do not pass the GED, you will get two discounted retakes for every GED subject test you purchase. GED Testing Service will waive its fee when you retake the test – so now there’s no reason to put off your GED test. Log into MyGED (GED.com) and schedule your retest!

How much is my discounted retake?

All you pay are state or testing center fees, if there are any in your state. Fees vary, so check your state’s retake price. In California this fee is $15.00.

How does my discounted retake work?

For every GED test subject you purchase but don’t pass, you’ll receive two discounted retakes for that subject. GED Testing Service waives its $20 testing fee. If you test and use both discounted retakes, you’ll have to purchase the test at the regular price to test again. Your purchase will include two more discounted retakes.

How do I use my discount?

Schedule your discounted retake through your MyGED account. Your discount is automatically applied, no code is needed. When you start scheduling, you’ll see the non-discounted test price. Once you select your test, test time, and testing center, the checkout screen will show your discounted price.

NOTE: You have to schedule your discounted retakes one at a time for the discount to apply during check-out.

When can I schedule my retake?

Discounted retakes are good for 12 months after your first test attempt. In most states, you can test three times on the same subject without waiting. After the third attempt, you have to wait 60 days before trying again. Check your state’s policy page to see if they have a different retake policy.

Need More Information

For more information about the GED visit the link below: